Dam Waters Flood Towns in Brazil’s Bahia State and Leave People Displaced

The dam structure is located in the village of Quati, in Pedro Alexandre, and its waters have also flooded the municipality of Coronel João Sá. Around 300 people were forced to evacuate their homes.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The waters from a dam in the village of Quati, in Pedro Alexandre, approximately 435 km from Salvador, flooded the neighboring town of Coronel João Sá on Thursday morning, July 11th, and left about 300 people displaced. There are no reports of displacements in Pedro Alexandre.

According to the town's Civil Defense Department, the heavy rainfall in the Rio do Peixe region caused the waters to overflow. There were no injuries.

Pedro Alexandre's city hall -- located in the northeast of Bahia, near the border with Sergipe -- declared a state of disaster and emergency . . .

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